Monday, May 08, 2017

Your Turn

From a reader.

What book would you most like made into a movie?

31 comments:

Lurky McLurkster said...

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

sandybrook said...

Anything that isn't a comic book would be a good start. And not Caitlin Jenner's life story.

MontanaMarriott said...

Camille, Alex, Irene
It's 3 books in The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy series. Great books

AndrewBW said...

"The Stars My Destination" by Alfred Bester. Classic fifties science fiction. "The Great Gatsby" has been made into a movie several times, every one of them terrible. I'd like to see that made into a good movie.

just sayin\' said...

arundhati roy's "the god of small things".

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

"When Life Hands You Don Lemon, Make Don Lemonade"

JustReading said...

None. Book --> movie is never great. Bad for the reader, bad for the movie-goer, annoys the book.

Bonanza Jellybean said...

I don't like fish, I don't like turkey,
I do not like them, McLurkster, Lurky.

david said...

How about my book?
Mylon Sinclair: Space Cowboy! https://www.createspace.com/3599036
And it's available for Kindle.

Mjm said...

Catcher in the Rye, although Salinger allegedly wrote a script for Samuel Goldwyn in '52 to possibly star Farley Granger as Holden the Production Code rules put a kibosh on the project

JustReading said...

Yay!

hakunafrittata said...

I wouldn't say *never* Philip K Dick's DADOES made a fine movie.

Phyllis Whitweed said...

The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore

glue said...

NONE! every book made into a movie has been total SHIT! Please leave good books alone and force screenwriters to actually use their brain come up w/ something new.

Seriously, what an easy fucking job hollywood has...just copy a book into movie and you're a genus. GMAFB!!!

glue said...

UGH. hate being on my high horse and then have typos! LOL! Totally ruined my soap box moment! Hahahaha! =

**genius....not genus.... /embarrassed/

... said...

The River at Night, Spaceman of Bohemia, Idaho, The Hearts of Men, The Girl Before.

NotThatBeth said...

"This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin. Not his best work, but vividly written. I go back to it every couple of years.

Sarah said...

The Thrones of Glass series would be great.

dianavonthirstybird said...

Marilyn In Manhattan-Her Year Of Joy by Elizabeth Winder. You MUST read this beautiful book! Casting the young Marilyn would be tough, though.

HH314 said...

Good omens but I hope it is never made into a movie. My absolute favorite book

SnarkIsFun said...

"Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. There was a movie about the historical fact in 1979 (the Orphan Train ran from 1854 to 1929), but I've never had the chance to see it. CB Kline's book was fantastic - it was reported in 2015 that a movie was in the works, but I haven't heard any more about it.

Do Tell said...

"The Alienist" is way, WAY overdue to be made into a movie. I have said this before. It is a turn of the century "Silence Of The Lambs" type story. Frickin' red tape held it up for years and it has some sort of cable movie deal now, IIRC. It deserves to be BIG SCREEN.

Do Tell said...

*edit* just read it is headed to TNT as a series. If it is done right, it could be PHENOMENAL watching.

JennaB said...

Or ACOTAR!

OKay said...

Good god, none of them. It would inevitably be a disaster.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Has "Franny and Zooey" been done yet?

Hortensia said...

Clint Eastwood managed to ef-up Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil royally. Don't let him near any books.

Ava said...

Evil at Heart but Chealsea Cain. The whole series is a great read

Ldybozz said...

None. HWood can't match my imagination.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Yo. That's deep.

cebii said...

Anything by Tamora Pierce.